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Ragtime, vintage music coming to Shaniko



Sweet music: Keith Taylor and Meg Graf take part in a ragtime duet.

Twelve years ago on a cold October night, ghostly ragtime tunes wafted from the Sage Saloon on a piano that was tuned for the first time in Shaniko in 1912, the Shaniko Ragtime and Vintage Music Festival was born. Six professional musicians with collective experience in Ragtime and Vintage music since the 1970's will converge in Shaniko and Madras, Ore., for a fantastic, foot-tapping time.

Friday, Oct. 9, the event begins with an old silent movie in the restored Shaniko Schoolhouse with live music accompaniment by Keith Taylor, then each performer plays and the day ends with the 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. jam session in the Shaniko Stagecoach Station's Sage Saloon and Trading Post (specialty sod...

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